Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Boris Diamondstein
(Berl Dworkin)

 

G. was born in 1892 in Homel, Mohilev Gubernia, Ukraine.

He learned in a cheder and as a child of eight wrote a "children's play". At the age of twelve he performed in "Kleynes bund", then he became a worker in a steel foundry and for socialistic activity, and he was arrested several times. Later he learned drawing, art and carving in the Baron Hirsch school in Vilna.

He went off to America known as Titensky, settled in New York, where he since 1911 published various things under the pseudonyms of Ben-Tsvi, Morris Divan, B. D., Dr. Stoler, A. Blumenkrantz.

Besides several collections of songs in journals, he dedicated himself to vegetarianism, D. had published:
"Der farlorener zyen, a drama in one act" [New York, 1914, p. 16, 16], that was performed through various dramatic circles, "Neye velten, fier eyn-aktert" ["muter un kinder", "Tsurik tsu meyn land", "Herr Golts" and "Tsvey khbrim", New York, 1919, p. 90, 16]] and "In di shturm teg", a drama in four acts and eight scenes {New York, 1930, p. 63, 16].
 

Sh. E.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 1, page 555.
 

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